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Practice Run For The Devils Backbone Challenge : 3.7.09

[ 0 ] March 7, 2009 |
©2009 NCL Magazine : Woody Elliot, coordinator of The Devil's Backbone Challenge, explains the course to one of the bikers at Saturday's practice. Click any image for larger view.

©2009 NCL Magazine : Woody Elliot, coordinator of The Devil's Backbone Challenge, explains the course to one of the bikers at Saturday's practice. Click any image for larger view.

Roseland
Nelson County, Virginia

Listen to Woody Elliot’s interview about the upcoming DBB Challenge on March 28th by pressing play below.

Mountain bikers from all over the area gathered Saturday morning on the parking lot of Devils Backbone Brewery in Roseland for a practice run of The Devil’s Backbone Challenge. It’s part of the larger Virginia Off Road Series. The official 1st annual race takes place later this month on March 28th at 10:00 AM. (rain date May 23rd)

A biker checks out his bike before taking off Saturday.

A biker checks out his bike before taking off Saturday.

The new race goes up 151 for a roughly 600 foot climb and two miles over Brent’s Gap, then cross country for a distance of up to 14-20 miles for the more advanced riders.

Bikers head south on 151 toward Brent's Mountain.

Bikers head south on 151 toward Brent's Mountain.

Bikers top the crest at Brent's Gap before heading cross country on the practice run.

Bikers top the crest at Brent's Gap before heading cross country on the practice run.

More information over at Virginia Off Road Series

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